MiGuide aims to help people with type 2 diabetes get a better lifestyle so that they can take control of their health and ultimately reduce the need for medication. Together with its partners, the company developed the MiGuide app for patients and the MiGuide care portal for general practitioners and practice nurses. Aside from diabetes, MiGuide also wants to contribute to the prevention of complications arising from an unhealthy lifestyle. That is why it also offers the CooL program, which stands for Coaching on Lifestyle and is a combined lifestyle intervention (GLI). Adults who are overweight and at an increased risk of complications or who are seriously overweight can participate in this program free of charge if they are referred by their general practitioner. The CooL program is offered in a hybrid form, with the addition of the MiGuide app to increase its effectiveness.
Select partners: DiHAD, Arts en Leefstijl, University of Twente, TNO, Pharmeon, Maastricht University, menzis, Diabetes Fonds, Zilveren Kruis, Diabetes Association Netherlands (nds).
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Select investors Healthy.Capital, Pymwyca
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- The need is there: About 32.3 million adults were diagnosed with diabetes in the European Union in 2019, up from an estimated 16.8 million adults in 2000. An additional 24.2 million people in Europe were estimated to have diabetes but be undiagnosed in 2019. 🔗
- Easy to use: The MiGuide app lets users easily keep track of what they eat and how much they move. It provides coaching in the field of healthy nutrition and exercise, while also incorporating fun challenges that help users achieve their goals.
- Science-backed programs: All advice within MiGuide is based on scientific literature and guidelines, relying on reliable sources such as Thuisarts, Diabetes Interactive Education Program and information from the Dutch Diabetes Association and the Dutch Diabetes Federation. The behavioral change theories used are the Behavior Change Wheel and Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg. As for the CooL program, its effectiveness has been scientifically researched by Maastricht University in collaboration with Tilburg University.
- Linked with healthcare providers: The MiGuide app can be linked with select healthcare providers, enabling users to access their health records on while on the go. Also, it lets them add their self-measurements such as weight, blood sugar and blood pressure, as well as lab results such as HbA1c.
Last update: August 17, 2022
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